sparganum


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sparganum

 [spahr´gah-num] (Gr.)
a migrating larva of a tapeworm; see also sparganosis.

spar·ga·num

(spar'gă-nŭm),
Originally described as a genus, but now restricted to the plerocercoid stage of certain tapeworms.
[G. sparganon, a swathing band, fr. spargō, to swathe]

sparganum

/spar·ga·num/ (spahr´gah-num) pl. spar´gana   [Gr.] the larval stage of certain tapeworms, especially of the genera Diphyllobothrium and Spirometra; see also sparganosis. Also, a genus name applied to such larvae, usually when the adult stage is unknown.

sparganum

pl. spargana [Gr.] a migrating plerocercoid of a tapeworm. Usually refers specifically to larvae of spirometra. Causes sparganosis in humans and pigs.
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Serodiagnosis of experimental Sparganum infections of mice and human sparganosis by ELISA using ES antigens of Spirometra mansoni spargana.
A sparganum larva was seen migrating along the parietal pleura (Fig.
Ingestion of small freshwater fish by larger predator fish occurs and the sparganum migrates to the muscle of the predator fish.
Caption: Histopathology of Sparganum proliferum infection.
Sparganum The second larval stage of pseudophyllidian tapeworms.
In some cases, Sparganum proliferum is favored, while in others racemose cysticercus or undifferentiated sparganum or tetrathyridium is thought to represent the aberrant cestode larva.
3% in western Guangdong Province; hence, consumption of wild frogs (and use as poultices) poses a high risk for sparganum infection.